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A comparative study on partial discharge emulators.

Mohamed, Hamd; Khan, Umar; Yusuf, Mahmud A.; Mohammed, Mahmoud M.; Alhaj, Mohammed; Alrweg, Mohmad; Alkhweldi, Marwan


Hamd Mohamed

Umar Khan

Mahmud A. Yusuf

Mahmoud M. Mohammed

Mohammed Alhaj

Mohmad Alrweg

Marwan Alkhweldi


Partial Discharge (PD) detection plays a vital role in electrical power stations, it can help protecting the high voltage equipment, it can prevent explosion of these equipment and hence preventing a catastrophic failure. PD detection can be performed in two modes, i.e. frequency domain and time domain. The characteristics of PD signal varies due to size and type of equipment it arises from. Wireless emerging technologies such as Software Defined Radio (SDR) can be used for PD detection. In this paper two PD source were employed to generate PD signals, a floating-electrode PD emulator was used and PD signals were detected using SDR system, and, a floating-electrode PD emulator is replaced by a HVPD pC calibrator, while the detection system is kept the same. A comparison shows that a floating-electrode PD emulator generates stronger PD signals than HVPD pC calibrator. Furthermore, although a HVPD pC calibrator is commercial and more sophisticated and expensive than floating-electrode PD emulator, a floating-electrode PD emulator generates stronger signals and overall better results.


MOHAMED, H., KHAN, U., YUSUF, M.A., MOHAMMED, M.M., ALHAJ, M., ALRWEG, M. and ALKHWELDI, M. 2020. A comparative study on partial discharge emulators. In Proceedings of 28th Telecommunications forum 2020 (TELFOR 2020), 24-25 November 2020, Belgrade, Serbia. Piscataway: IEEE [online], article ID 9306600, pages 340-343. Available from:

Conference Name 28th Telecommunications forum 2020 (TELFOR 2020)
Conference Location Belgrade, Serbia
Start Date Nov 24, 2020
End Date Nov 25, 2020
Acceptance Date Oct 15, 2020
Online Publication Date Nov 25, 2020
Publication Date Jan 11, 2021
Deposit Date Feb 16, 2021
Publicly Available Date Feb 16, 2021
Publisher IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages 340-343
ISBN 9780738142425
Keywords Partial discharge; Software defined radio
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